News From Terre Haute, Indiana

June 17, 2013

Lawn mower fire destroys barn


The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — A lawn mower that caught fire was cited as the cause of a fire that destroyed a single story barn Sunday in the 2000 block of North Chamberlain Street, said Harold Osborn, assistant fire chief of the Lost Creek Township Fire Department.

Joyce Little is listed as the owner of the barn. No injuries were reported, and firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to a nearby residence, Osborn said.

A rapid intervention team of firefighters from departments in Lost Creek, Otter Creek, Riley, Sugar Creek and Honey Creek responded to the fire, which was under control by about 4:10 p.m.